The most important lessons from my MBA at the Madden School is the ability to find the balance between business and humanity in every decision I make. The two are not mutually exclusive and those Jesuit lessons have proven to be extremely important in my roles within Human Resources and Labor Relations.
During the summer between my first and second year of my MBA, I earned an internship with General Motors. During the Summer of 2015, I was an HR Business Partner for our Vehicle Sales Service and Marketing teams. At the conclusion of my internship, I was offered a full time job with GM in their rotational HR program (TRACK). Once I completed my MBA, I moved to Detroit, MI to start my career with GM full time. In my brief 2.5 years since I joined GM, I have worked in Talent Acquisition, Labor Relations and am now currently an HR Business Partner for Global Design.
The most important aspect of my MBA is the diversity of the classmates I had. Unlike traditional 4+1 and 3+2 programs, the Madden MBA program had classes made up of experienced professionals and new graduates. This diversity allowed me to bring a sense of confidence when transitioning into the workforce full time. Also, the flexibility of the MBA program allowed me to remain a full time student, while working full time.
The Madden MBA program allowed me to learn from a diverse portfolio of classes from industry experts. It’s been very beneficial when working as a professional that I learned from faculty that incorporated real world, practice experiences into our curriculum.
Earning my MBA has put me into roles and situations that provided flexibility and balance between my professional career and personal life.